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Elmira 2014 Budget Passes

Written By: Jennifer Sheahen
Elmira 2014 Budget Passes
January 13, 2014
ELMIRA--[WENY]--The Elmira City Council barely passed the $31.6 million budget for 2014.
     It raises taxes by 5 point 97 percent, a tax increase that many in the community found unacceptable.
     Mayor Sue Skidmore says the only way they could have avoided the tax hike was to cut services, something she was not willing to do.
     Other council members who voted no say the city needs to take action now to cut back.
     The new budget buys only two more years of being in the black.